Famous Deaths in 1747

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  • Jan 16 Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (b. 1680)
  • Jan 19 Johann Bode, "discoverer" of Bode's Law, dies
  • Feb 1 Jacobus E J Capitein, Dutch slave/vicar/merchant, dies
  • Mar 9 Jacob Campo Weyerman, S Neth adventurer/painter/writer, dies at 69
  • Mar 16 Christian Augustus of Anhalt-Zerbst, father of Catherine II of Russia (b. 1690)
  • Mar 23 Claude Alexandre de Bonneval, French soldier (b. 1675)
  • Apr 2 Johann J Dillenius, German botanist, dies at 63
  • Apr 7 Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian field marshal (b. 1676)
  • Apr 9 Simon Fraser, 12th baron Lovat Jacobite, last man beheaded in England
  • May 9 John Dalrymple, 2nd Earl of Stair, Scottish soldier and diplomat (b. 1673)
  • May 28 Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (b. 1715)
  • May 31 Andrei Osterman, Russian statesman (b. 1686)
  • Jun 6 Jean Barriere, composer, dies
  • Jun 19 Alessandro Marcello, composer, dies at 74
  • Jun 19 Nadir, shah of Persia (1736-47), murdered
  • Jul 9 Giovanni Battista Bononcini, Italian opera-composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 16 Giuseppe Maria Crespi, painter/etcher, dies
  • Aug 8 Madeleine de Verchères, New France heroine (b. 1678)
  • Sep 15 Johann Gotthilf Ziegler, German baroque composer and organist, dies at 59
  • Oct 10 John Potter, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1674)
  • Nov 17 Alain R Lesage, French author (Le diable boiteux), dies at 79
  • Dec 2 Vincent Bourne, English classical scholar (b. 1695)
  • Dec 11 Edmund Curll, English bookseller (b. ca. 1675)